noun, plural clep·sy·dras, clep·sy·drae [klep-si-dree] /ˈklɛp sɪˌdri/.
Origin of clepsydra
Examples from the Web for clepsydra
As late as the ninth century, a clepsydra was regarded as a princely gift.
Some phases of this third stage were foreshadowed when man first applied wheels and pulleys to his clepsydra.
The length of the speeches was in many cases limited by law to a fixed time recorded by means of a water-clock (clepsydra).
This latter was in classic times corrected by a clepsydra consisting of two vessels.
Water-ClockAny device, as a clepsydra, for measuring time by the fall or flow of water.